Chelsea-bound striker suffers horror leg injury

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Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa, who looks poised to join Chelsea this summer, suffered an awful-looking leg injury after colliding with a post against Getafe on Sunday.

The 25-year-old slid in at the back post to convert Atleti's second goal of the afternoon - and his 26th of the season - but in the process sustained a deep cut after slamming into the woodwork.

There were initially fears that Costa had sustained a break - which would have scuppered his potential €60m move to Stamford Bridge, ruled him out of the La Liga run-un, the Champions League semi-finals and the World Cup finals in his native Brazil - but Atletico boss Diego Simeone confirmed after the match that the recently-capped Spain international is not seriously injured.

"Costa is fine, he is happy," Simeone told reporters. "He made a great effort throughout. One more cut does not do anything to this tiger."

Costa is now expected to be fit for both legs of the Champions League semi-final against the club he has been widely tipped to join, Chelsea, as well as Atletico's final five matches of the La Liga campaign.

He could then complete a big-money move to Stamford Bridge, where Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is keen to secure the services of a world-class striker after a frustrating debut campaign back in west London.

Mourinho has consistently maintained that Chelsea are not capable of winning the Premier League title this season; however, his team find themselves two points behind league-leaders Liverpool with four matches remaining, and will win the title if they secure all 12 points up for grabs.

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